Selena Gomez in my opinion can’t hold a note to save her life, Demi Lovato is talented but simply got famous because she was in Rehab, Justin Bieber…don’t even get me started. One Direction have to be the most overrated – they are a manufactured (and extremely bigheaded) boyband with very little talent or appeal in general.
@uberbatman In the interest of fairness, anyone who gives me an actual answer, while being disrespectful always gets a GA from me and this will be no different. But I must say that while I’m giving you a GA, I don’t know how you or anyone could say that Nirvana is one of the most over-rated bands of all-time.
@uberbatman While I dare not use the term “whiny BS” and “Nirvana” in the same sentence (yes I am using them in the same sentence, how ironic) their music is depressing, but they changed the face of music.
They may not have been the first band to prove it, but they were definitely the first band to prove it on the mainstream level, that you don’t have to be an expert musician to have good songs, you just have to be a good songwriter. Kind of like Bob Dylan proved you didn’t have to be a good singer, you just had to know how to write good songs as well.
“The fact that so many books still name the Beatles “the greatest or most significant or most influential” rock band ever only tells you how far rock music still is from becoming a serious art. Jazz critics have long recognized that the greatest jazz musicians of all times are Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, who were not the most famous or richest or best sellers of their times, let alone of all times. Classical critics rank the highly controversial Beethoven over classical musicians who were highly popular in courts around Europe. Rock critics are still blinded by commercial success: the Beatles sold more than anyone else (not true, by the way), therefore they must have been the greatest. Jazz critics grow up listening to a lot of jazz music of the past, classical critics grow up listening to a lot of classical music of the past. Rock critics are often totally ignorant of the rock music of the past, they barely know the best sellers. No wonder they will think that the Beatles did anything worth of being saved.”
The contributions of the Beatles to music, culture, fashion, and politics are so vast they defy being listed in anything other than a partial form. While I would agree that most rock critics are idiots, placing the Beatles as the most significant cultural inspiration of the 60’s cannot be questioned by anyone who wants to maintain any credibility.
Or, in short, blow me.
<insert @username> I can’t believe how you could consider <insert band name> for your answer. <insert band name> did a lot of great <insert important sounding musical shit>. You are a/an <insert intelligence/taste insult>.
For the record I think that <insert another band name> couldn’t sing their way out of a/an <insert thing that would be super easy to sing out of if you were a band that didn’t suck>.
Kid artists are the scourge of humanity. And so are their parents as a result.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Exhibit A:
Justin Bieber is the scourge of humanity. He can’t even dress appropriately, probably gets his haircuts from his Mother, who is the bigger scourge of humanity for giving birth to him, not only that, doesn’t even write his own lyrics, which means that I don’t know whose been doing it, but if “baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby” is anything to go by, it suggests that his supposed song-writer/s spent one night too many smoking blunts and watching porn for inspiration, or was too drunk to attempt anything lyrically decent. I’m almost inclined it was the same drunk butt-backward idiot that wrote that pisspathetic “Friday” song for the next Exhibit.
(May not be over-rated but Goddammit I’m going to bitch about this dumbass too)
Yes..it was a dark day indeed when that was released upon the masses. Worse than releasing the Kraken out for a Sunday stroll through Central Park, Rebecca Black came along and just shit all over anything that was decent about music, transforming the peaceful world of harmony into one GIANT fucking episode of Sesame Street. Big Bird style.
I’ll leave it at that for the kid “artists”.
Adele? I’ve never heard anything positive from that one. She spends her life being miserable. You could glue tissue paper to that one, cover her in tar and feathers and she’d sing about the difficulties she had in trying to remove it without ripping off bits of skin. And then be glad you had your fun. That is one crazy, crazy, crazy girl.
I hate anything out of Pop Idol, or X Factor. I think they’re like factories that make sub-standard crap – think of the ‘artists’ they ‘produce’ as being those cheap nasty “made in China” toys – and the worst thing is that spotty-faced hypersensitive kids everywhere suck that shit up like it’s wholesome entertainment and it’s the next best thing since a sleepover at their best friend’s house.
I think music is a dying art form. Without genuinely talented bands out there, we’d be listening to a heck of a lot of rubbish on the radio right now.
Actually, I think Adele has the potential to grow into an amazing artist. She’s young now, and perpetually heart broken, but there is a quality to her voice, a range and a timbre that I’ve heard in very few singers. She reminds me of someone, maybe from the 30’s or 40’s or something. Can’t think of who. Her voice sounds so much mature than she is.
I wouldn’t know this, actually, but the radio in my office is set to a kids pop station and I have to listen to the S*)T all day! So I get to hear a pretty good range of her singing.
@Dutchess_III I agree with what you say about Adele. I’m not a big fan of her songwriting (or whoever writes her songs) but she does have an amazing “decade’s old quality” about her voice. Personally when I hear her sing, it makes me think of Janis Joplin’s voice. Only the voice though, not the style of music she performs.
@filmfann I’m so glad you responded the way you did.
I’m not a great fan of the Beatles, but to flatly point out they were not at any point the greatest is just plain stupidity. They were halted only because someone said they were more popular than Jesus Christ.
As for the article mentioned by @Michael_Huntington, seriously?
Piero Scruffy doesn’t know shit from sugar – he just hates the Beatles.
Over-rated my foot.
If I still listen to them and I wasn’t around when they were still making teenage girls scream like crazy, then they must have been far removed from over-rated.